Battling the Flesh

Martin Luther, commenting on Galatians 5:18: With the words “If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law” you can give powerful comfort to yourself and to others who are experiencing severe trials. It often happens that a man is so fiercely attacked by anger, hatred,

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DelMarVa Lutheran Social Service Agencies

Update on Lutheran Social Service Agencies in the DelMarVa Area During the 1960’s there was a “Lutheran Building” at 360 Park Avenue South in New York City. Operating out of that location were Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (LIRS), and Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR). (LDR is supported mainly

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Three Quick Notes from District

Greetings in these last days of summer. Three special notes to share with you: Needed: Flood Scrub Buckets The season for weather events is certainly upon us. Positioning in the Atlantic are a number of tropical storms and several bear careful watch. Already, we have seen the devastation that flooding

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Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

Festival of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist August 29 The Lord be with you Today is set aside to remember the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist. In contrast to the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (observed on June 27), this festival commemorates his beheading by the

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Augustine of Hippo, Pastor and Theologian

Commemoration of Augustine of Hippo, Pastor and Theologian August 28 The Lord be with you We remember Augustine of Hippo today. He was one of the greatest of the Latin Church Fathers and a significant influence in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. Augustine was born Aurelius Augustinus, November

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Martin Luther on Walking by the Spirit

Martin Luther, commenting on Galatians 5:16: “Moreover, when I say that you should walk by the Spirit and should not obey the flesh or gratify the desires of the flesh, I am not requiring of you that you strip off the flesh completely or kill it, but that you restrain

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Martin Luther on Works

Martin Luther, commenting on Galatians 5:14: Therefore the apostle admonishes Christians seriously, after they have heard and accepted the pure doctrine about faith, to practice genuine works as well. For in the justified there remain remnants of sin, which deter and dissuade them both from faith and from truly good

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